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Joseph "Joe Sweets" Paterra Harlem Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph "Joe Sweets" Paterra was a Genovese crime figure originally from Harlem. He was closely associated with Joseph Aloe, a hoodlum who dominated prison life at Welfare Island in the 1930s. Paterra and Aloe were convicted of the January 14, 1932 assault on New York Patrolman Edward F. Smith. When the presiding Judge died soon after, the two defendants appealed their convictions for years after.
The Death Mother
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 58,130. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Shirley finds she has an odd, impossible ability, the ability to end a person's life - just by thinking it.
Prisons and Punishments of London
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,390. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There has never been a city with more prisons than London, and probably none whose courts have sent so many to public torment and execution. Prisons and Punishments of London is the first full survey of London's many prisons through the ages -- from the Tower to Pentonville -- and of the punishments meted out to felons.
Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Penology
This book recounts Pyerse’s experience inside Herlong and at the halfway house where he was sent to readjust to society. To successfully restart his life, he first had to survive the pettiness, dehumanization, and psychological bondage of the prison camp. Then he had to overcome his own personal emotional challenges, and somehow use the exclusion from family and friends to his advantage.
Observer: The Colonel George Trofimoff Story, The Tale of America's Highest-Ranking Military Officer Convicted of Spying (The Prison Trilogy) (Volume 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,700. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
In prison, the author was assigned Colonel George Trofimoff as his cellmate. The Colonel turned out to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever convicted of spying. After initially resisting, Aaron, the author and a retired attorney, agreed to look at the Colonel's case with the hope of finding a reason to make an additional appeal. What Aaron found was a complete travesty of justice.
In Tents: Spending My Summer in Arizona's Tent City Jail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
A Trip Report of my stay at Arizona's "Tent City" Jail. The pages go over the jail house politics, race, fights, gangs, the Detention Officer's and my general thoughts on the jail. I was a skinny, white 130 pound college student, getting busted for DUI in Arizona when I was sentenced to 55 days in the Tents. It was no cake walk.
Surviving The Slammer: Learning the Ropes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Are you, a family member, or a friend on their way to jail or prison? Do you know what to expect? Do you know the rules? Do you know how to prepare yourself for what goes on behind prison walls? This book is a manual for those entering jails and prisons. It is a guidebook to help people understand the processes of jail and prison and hopefully make doing time easier.
Caryl Chessman: Red Light Bandit?
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Caryl Chessman was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1960. Convicted of kidnappings, his case dragged on for more than 12 years. During this time Chessman wrote 4 successful books, which were autobiographical in genre. My book looks at his paternal ancestry and the kidnappings for which he was sentenced to die. There is new information about his family and the red light bandit victims.
6,000 Inmates in My Backyard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,170. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When I was three years old, my family and I moved into a twenty-room mansion with a tennis court, a stable for our horses and a swimming pool that held a million gallons of water. Little did I know this fairy tale home was next to the largest walled prison in the world. Governor G. Mennen Williams had appointed my father, William H. Bannan, to the warden’s position at Jackson State Prison.
Under Pressure-Motivational Version
Price: Free! Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"The Story Behind the Novel" in this version of the novel is intended for use in colleges and universities to inspire and motivate the aspiring writer.